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  • Zacks' Bear Of The Day: Express [View article]
    Another web site says this:
    Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Express a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

    and I am asking: do you think anyone on this site thinks themselves as one of those analysts?
    Jun 12, 2014. 09:44 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Zacks' Bear Of The Day: Express [View article]
    BEAR of the YEAR: ZACKS !!!
    Jun 12, 2014. 09:41 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Changing Landscape Of Payment Processing A Major Tailwind For eBay [View article]
    ebay did everything possible to lose sellers. The only thing I cannot understand is how there is no other company competing for their sellers. When sellers go to other sites, they will wake up but it will be too late then. I am wondering when that day will come and why it is delayed for years.

    Like ScottyGreen said, they charge extra over shipping fees, while they force sellers to offer free shipping !!! They get extra commission over shipping fees without offering any benefit for that fee. They simply collect free money, or in more better words, they rob sellers, and sellers lean to charge those fees to buyers. I suggest buyers to continue to love shopping on ebay. Because the buyer is the king for ebay, not the seller.
    Sep 8, 2013. 11:54 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla: Be Ready For A Massive Crash [View article]
    I think you are missing the main reason for what hi is writing. He writes for the number of clicks he can get. Look at the title he picked. How ordinary is it !!!! You do not see any exaggerations, right?
    Or are you saying it is full of exaggerations, like me?

    This guy is now known as the man of 180 degree turns in his views. He does not care. He has reasons to be opposite with himself. Every article he writes is either making comment of super buy opportunity, or super sell opportunity, nothing in between.

    I have read his articles in the past, but now I only read the comments, which are telling better what his article is saying.

    Just like he shares his comments on stocks, I like to share my comment on his articles. He may be one of the authors that writes the most articles on this site. He obviously discovered the treasury in the clicks of readers. Just write and write with the wildest ideas. No matter how accurate he is, the only important thing is how many clicks he gets.

    All of these are proven facts. Do not even try to change your reader's view on this. They are educated enough to have their own opinion.
    Aug 12, 2013. 09:12 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Fusion-Io's Full Of Excuses, But Where's The Execution? [View article]
    I was wrong, but I paid the cost myself. I did not make anyone else to lose because of my wrong picks. You cannot tell me you can write with no responsibility. Research more, write less, be more accurate. Not simple for you, right?
    Aug 12, 2013. 02:58 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Fusion-Io's Full Of Excuses, But Where's The Execution? [View article]
    when you research better, and write less, then you will have one view, and you will look more accurate. and you will not have views in 2 opposite directions. You got to be responsible for what you are writing. Readers who are new in investing will take your advise seriously until they realize your daily view changes.

    Does anybody force you to write everyday?
    do you think readers cannot wait to read you? Once I realized there is nothing good in your articles, I decided not to open your articles any more. and I am not alone.
    Aug 11, 2013. 10:37 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Fusion-Io's Full Of Excuses, But Where's The Execution? [View article]
    and that article is part of Seeking Alpha PRO library !!!
    http://seekingalpha.co...

    I call it 'Library of articles in conflict'.
    Great job Ashraf, nothing to feel bad, keep turning 180 degrees. your job is to write and write and write, not mater how accurate your suggestions are.
    Aug 10, 2013. 09:58 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Is American Eagle Flying In The Wrong Direction? [View article]
    I think AEO is learning the same lessons that ANF learned in the last 2 years. While sales were going well, ANF piled the inventories. However, when the sales did not go as they estimate, they ended up with huge inventory, and the ANF stock went from $70s to $30s.

    AEO did not feel that impact at that time. Instead they were doing better and it was their turn this time. They piled their inventories, but the sales did not go as they estimated. And you know the situation.

    Therfore, ANF is now more prepared for flexible moves in the markets. Another thing is, although AEO is not offering better quality, their prices sometimes exceed ANF's. and that makes the customer go to ANF, instead of AEO.

    I believe ANF will be able to report earnings that will make the investors happy. After that, be prepared for a down move.
    Aug 8, 2013. 12:11 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Q3 2013 Earnings Preview [View article]
    With the overall markets being at their peak levels, I am guessing that GMCR will report positive earnings and news to take the advantage of last days/weeks of this overall positive climate in the markets.

    After the current earnings season is over, an overall decline is expected, although cannot guess how big. Then the time will come for GMCR to start dropping as well.

    They are still the leader of their specific industry and they are not resting. They continue to improve their products and business from every angle.
    Aug 6, 2013. 11:23 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Furniture Brands International: The Reverse Impact Of A Reverse Split [View article]
    I am wondering if you have any new comments on FBN after the huge 38% drop today.

    I am not expert enough to compare the products, prices and brands in the furniture industry, but I come across the FBN products in the stores from time to time, and I find them equal to high end very quality products. While the others like LazyBoy can gain in the same market, how can FBN not make better sales and profits?

    When I saw their products at Sam's Clubs about a year ago, I remembered the story of Rubbermaid making a peak after WalMart started selling their products. I thought a similar story was going to repeat for FBN. Actually there were some signs of that last December, but that lasted about 30-60 days and all of a sudden the things turned reverse, and now the stock is struggling with staying alive. Before they did the 7-to-1 reverse split, the stock moved from $1 to $1.50. during December and January. After that, it started falling and continued to fall and fall and fall.

    In this case, I want to guess that either LZB is rewarded more than it deserved, or FBN is punished more than it deserved.

    I also hope that FBN may be another NFLX or GRPN story, that is the re-birth of a fallen monster.

    Do you see any hopes of that kind too, according to the Earnings conference today?
    Aug 6, 2013. 09:20 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • You'll Be Surprised By Tesla's Q2 Earnings [View article]
    Every rating from GS is a speculation for their own benefit. I do not know who still trusts them. I think they lost the opportunity of buying TSLA when it was around $80s. Now they are trying to bring the price down as low as they can. Once they get on it, then they will upgrade.

    Also, TSLA may go up and down, but there is a huge support that is ready to buy at every deep. This seems to me like GOOG, NFLX, AAPL stories.

    Despite any likely competition, they will be among the major electric car makers, especially after having more cash on hand. So, in the long run, it is a long position, but should be ready for partial buys & sells when necessary.
    Jul 17, 2013. 02:31 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • You'll Be Surprised By Tesla's Q2 Earnings [View article]
    maintenance issues of what?
    tesla does not have transmission, exhaust, radiator, any engine related problems, and none of the problems of gas-engine cars.
    however, yes, it has potential to its own specific problems, but I know it is offered with free maintenance for 8-10 years, no?
    Jul 17, 2013. 02:19 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Long Case For Abercrombie & Fitch [View article]
    Hi is not claiming that he is the type of customer A&F is targeting. Instead he says this:
    I would suggest for ANF to look closely into this matter and see why this trend exists and what could they do to change it.
    which tells me that he has more experience than the CEO/CFO of the company. They forget to see this point and this guy is doing a big favor to the management, as none would give a free consulting like this.
    Jul 17, 2013. 02:01 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Long Fossil Group: A Company With An Army Of Strong Brands [View article]
    I do not think that I agree with your guess, as Apple never made a partnership with any of the other major phone companies to design iphone, and no partnership for ipad. So, why would they make a partnership with Fossil for an iwatch? iWatch will have its own style just like iphone and ipad.

    As far as your comment on Fossil's making smart watches, I am wondering why they did not offer anything close to Casio's full digital watches? They are not in that world and even not close.
    Jul 12, 2013. 03:59 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Bear Of The Day: Vera Bradley [View article]
    My pick for the Bear of the Day is ZACK's.
    Put them at the bottom of all Strong Sells.
    Who reads them and who trusts them?
    They picked SCSS on May 1st as the Bear of the Day. The stock did not get affected negatively at all on that day. Instead t went up and up and up from $22 to $26. It went down only with the overall market fall.
    These guys at Zacks do not know what they are doing. If they say sell, take it as a buy. That's what their history says. Check yourself.

    They suggested to sell GRPN when it was around $6.50. Then it went to $7.50 in the next day or two. Now it is almost $9 !!!

    Who believes in Zacks ratings?
    Jul 2, 2013. 10:22 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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